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how do i heal red and chapped cheeks?

again almost 5 month old and he is teethinh so he slobers alot..i have been using the mustela face stuff for babies but its not helping...they are still chapped, cracking and! thanks

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Asked by Keri77 at 2:52 PM on Jan. 22, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i put regular chapstick on my sons cheeks. you can spend more and get some a babies r us that is specifically for babies cheeks and lips.

    Answer by chagenue at 2:54 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • How about Eucerin or Aquafor? I'd check with your doc first though.

    Answer by ZoeKatsMom at 2:56 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • Eucerin is what I use.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 2:58 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • After you wash his face with No soap (or castine soap) pat it dry and make sure it is really dry. Then, rub a very this layer of Vaseline on his face. The Vaseline will keep the slobber from getting his face. It acts as a moisture barrier. Apply as needed, making sure you pat his face dry very gently before. It won't hurt him if he gets it in his mouth. (in fact, when I used to be a UDA dancer, our coach used to make us put it on our teeth to "remind" us to smile, gag, don't miss those days)

    Answer by navy-wife at 2:58 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • aquafor is what i used it works wounders and they even make a baby version now. I guess maybe its alittle more sensative not sure what the difference is though. Works wounders for chapped dry skin, also works wounders on diaper rash.

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 3:06 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • I started with aquaphor which didn't help. moved to otc hydocortizon cream. didn't help. Doc gave me some samples for my dd. She's been on for 2 days, but not too much change yet. It some sort of rash/eczema.  harmless though.

    That's the order the doc recommened it too.  Try those and see if they help.


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:15 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • vasoline maybe? or bordeux butt paste worked for my sons

    Answer by lesleelane at 3:38 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • we've been using johnson&johnson baby lotion. its been working well, but her cheeks arent as bad as your son's sound

    Answer by okmanders at 3:43 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • baby aquaphor!

    Answer by heatherama at 3:53 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • my parents used to put regular chap stick on my face, in desperate times w/ my kids, ihave done it too

    Answer by KARRIEMARIE at 4:09 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

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